The Nasher Museum presented a survey of noteworthy work by artists living in the Triangle. Some of the artists already showed their work internationally in contemporary galleries and museums; others were newer to the art world. All of them contribute to a vibrant and innovative local artist community. These “artists next door” have found inspiration at the museum and helped the museum forge and grow its presence in Durham’s creative community. Many took part in the Nasher Museum’s first decade—through exhibitions, artist talks and events. The exhibition brought these exciting artists together to share with Duke and the broader public.
Area 919 was organized by the Nasher Museum’s curatorial department, including Molly Boarati, assistant curator; Reneé Cagnina Haynes, exhibitions and publications manager; Chanelle Croxton, curatorial assistant; Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.
TOP: Lincoln Hancock with Yuxtapongo, Exploded Hipster (detail), 2012. Clothing donated by the Triangle music community, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by J Caldwell.
All other photos by J Caldwell